In honour of the martyrdom of the Prophet (sawa) and Imam al-Hassan (as), on the 28th of Safar, we look at an authentic hadith in which Imam al-Hassan (as) performs a miracle by the permission of Allah (swt) through supplication – in which he explains it is the supplication of the grandson of a prophet being the reason it is answered. May Allah (swt) bless our Prophet (sawa) and his Grandson (as) and his entire Ahlulbayt (as).

“Abu ‘Abd Allah (as) has said, ‘Once, al-Hassan ibn Ali (as) went outside the town with a man from the children of al-Zubayr who believed al-Hassan to be the Imam. They stopped for rest on one of the oases under a palm tree that had dried up due to lack of water. A furnishing was spread for Imam al-Hassan (as) under that tree and for al-Zubayri the furnishings were arranged under a tree just next to it. The narrator has said that al-Zubayri looked up the tree and said, ‘I wish this tree had fruits so we could eat from them.’ Al-Hassan (as) asked, ‘Do you wish to have dates?’ He said, ‘Yes, I do wish to have dates.’ He (al-Hassan) raised his hands to the sky and spoke certain words that I did not understand. The tree turned green. It returned to its normal condition, its leaves grew and it became loaded with dates. The man from whom they had hired camels begun to say, ‘It by Allah, is magic.’ Al-Hassan (as) said, ‘Woe is upon you, it is not magic. It is a prayer of the grandson of a prophet that is answered.’ They climbed the tree to pick the dates that were there and it provided enough for their needs.’”

Sanad: Muhammad ibn Yahya and Ahmad ibn Muhammad have narrated from Muhammad ibn al-Hassan from al-Qasim al-Nahdi from ’Isma‘il ibn Mihran from al-Kunasi who has said the above hadith

Source: al-Kafi, Volume 1, Chapter 172, Hadith #4 (See First Image below)

Grading: al-Majlisi says it is Sahih/Authentic (صحيح) [Mir’aat al-`Uqool, Volume 5, Page 355, Hadith #4 (See Second Image below)]